“Chiropractic for my child? Why?” If you are wondering about the answer to this question, you will want to read on. As a Chiropractor, we often encounter parents who understand the importance of regular exams for their child’s eyes, ears, nose, throat, hearing, and teeth, but who overlook routine spinal and Nerve System check-ups. In fact, spinal and Nerve System check-ups are the most important check-ups your child will ever receive.
As a concerned parent, you want the best for your child and no doubt wonder if your child is as healthy as he or she could be. Several factors impact your child’s overall health. These include diet, exercise, proper rest, emotional and spiritual support, and a properly functioning Nerve System.
A major component to health is the communication between your child’s brain and body. This vital link controls the growth, repair and function of every tissue, gland and organ. The spinal cord sends messages from the brain throughout the body via billions of nerves. Interference (nerve pressure or irritation) places the body in a state of disharmony. This can lead to decreased immune function and sickness.
Starting with the birth itself, our bodies are subjected to many spinal traumas. Even the most “natural” of births can cause stress and strain to the tiny developing spine. This initial damage can be compounded when the infant is developing proper head support and is learning to sit up, crawl, and walk. During this time of rapid spinal growth, these tiny bumps and falls can be the cause of many unexplained health problems.
Parents often report that their children seem healthier than the other kids their age, when under chiropractic care. In a study done by V. Frymann M.D., 211 out of 1250 five-day old infants were suffering from nervousness, vomiting, insomnia, etc. 95% of those infants were found to have a Vertebral Subluxation causing Nerve interference in their body. When these Subluxations were corrected this “frequently resulted in immediate calming, the crying stopped and the children fell asleep.”
Ear infections, asthma, colic, ADD/Hyperactivity, bedwetting, learning disorders, and many other health problems may actually be the result of Nerve System interference.
Without a properly functioning spine and Nerve System, true health is impossible to achieve. Maintaining your child’s spinal health is one of the greatest gifts you can provide for your child. For this reason, Y-Chiropractic is committed to the care of children by providing spinal check-ups for the entire family.